Koi Fusion to open Monday in former Samurai space near 37th and Woodlawn

WICHITA — Dave Wan and his wife, Nasy Chan, have chosen a name for the new restaurant they’re bringing to the 37th and Woodlawn area and are ready to open.

Koi Fusion opens Monday in the former Samurai space near the southeast corner of the intersection.

The former Portland, Ore., residents plan a fusion of Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese food.

Wan is from Hong Kong. Chan has Cambodian and Vietnamese roots.

Dishes will include teriyaki, pho noodles and hibachi grill cooking.

Koi Fusion will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“I hope to open one on the west side,” Wan says. “It just depends on how business goes.”

He’s hoping for a little luck, which is why Wan chose the Koi name.

“Koi is a good luck kind of symbol.”